The History of Brick Township High School Football

51 Years of Pride & Tradition

by Warren H. Wolf

The History of Brick Township High School Football
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The History of Brick Township High School Football

51 Years of Pride & Tradition

by Warren H. Wolf

Published Jun 15, 2012
457 Pages
Genre: SPORTS & RECREATION / Air Sports



 

Book Details

“Football is a game that is just like life, execution and teamwork are what we strive for.” …Coach Wolf I hope I’ve made you proud Coach over the years. Coaching is more than a football field, it is the character of the man shaping boys into men. Thank you for the years you coached me and I will always cherish my experience with you. …Art Thoms, BTHS Class of 64, Super Bowl Champion Oakland Raiders 1976 Coach not only gave us the will to win and not accept defeat, he taught us to win with class and humility, preaching that humility is a basic characteristic of life. We all still carry that with us as adults and that is the bond we will always have. …Sam Riello, BTHS Class of 1962 With fond memories, I remember the entire 51 years involved with Brick Football and how fortunate I was to work, learn, teach and coach with my Dad. Thank you Dad…You made it all worthwhile. …Warren C. Wolf “Waz”, BTHS Class of 1976 Coach Wolf, You have taught us more than just the game of football. You taught us how to be humble, gain character, be respectful, and understand the term dedication. I want to thank you again for everything you have done for me. Your leadership, pride, dedication, and humbleness, has rubbed off on me and has helped me throughout my career. You have helped me become who I am today. …Pete Panuska, BTHS Class of 1982, University of Tennessee Coach Wolf is someone that is extremely special and has positively influenced hundreds of thousands of people, if not more. You probably don’t know how much you still influence me today and I thank you for making me a better athlete, a better student, a better Christian, a better citizen of the community, and just a better person. …Todd Durkin, BTHS Class of 1989, William & Mary College

 

Book Excerpt

A heartwarming, feel-good book, you will enjoy reading “The History of Brick Township Green Dragons Football, 51 years of Pride and Tradition” because this is a book about ordinary boys who were caught up in time in a comparatively new community. Although years old in time, but now many of amenities and siblings, in a new environment. Attending a new school somewhere along the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by already established municipalities. A Township that is to be united into one common element by a new high school and its brand new football team and program. This is a story about a football program consisting of teenage boys who were starving for identity in an unknown town. By boys were wanted to achieve and not be called “Clam diggers” or “kids with sand between their toes.” But men, willing to train and become a team with one heartbeat. A sense of belonging to something to hang their hat on, a sense of feeling that we’re from Brick and proud of it. We’ll work, train, organize, get in physical condition and let our opponent know that they are playing BRICK TOWNSHIP. A school of Pride. Don’t mess with Brick because we are coming after you, determined and prepared to take your BLOCK OFF and play within the rules to beat your tail. We’re from Brick and proud of it. Along comes a new coach who has a winning background and strong desire to achieve his destiny. A city guy who is willing to start at the bottom and roll up his sleeves and teach these Brick boys how to play football. Explain what it takes to win, how to be accepted. Teach the boys how to believe in themselves, how to trust one another. How to expect to learn to hit or be hit. To become a part of a team, a team of destiny. A team to start a program that will last forever with Pride and Tradition. You boys will set the standards high; you will capture the hearts of the citizens and classmates with your performance and dedication. ….And so on with the games…

 

About the Author

Warren H. Wolf

Warren H. Wolf.. Brick Township High School Varsity Head Football Coach for 51 years from 1958-2008. A proud,humble, spiritual man, who came to Brick Township in 1958 at the inception of Brick Township High School, after Coaching for 10 years at Memorial High School in West New York, N.J. under the legendary Coach Joe Coviello. As the schools only head football coach, Coach Wolf compiled at the time, a state record 361 wins. His teams won 13 state titles (six of them during the sectional playoff era which began in 1974), 29 division titles, and 8 undefeated seasons. Wolf was not just a football coach in Brick Township. During his illustrious career, he was also a School Teacher, Business Administrator, Councilman, Board of Education member, Assemblyman, Freeholder, and yes the Mayor of Brick Township in 1972. He guided his teams to championships while teaching them life’s lessons such as, kindness, caring, humility, respect, honor, pride, tradition, dignity, and integrity. Values that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Simply put Brick Township is Warren Wolf and Warren Wolf is Brick Township and Brick Township Green Dragon’s football.

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